L'Homme Idéal Cologne 2015

L'Homme Idéal Cologne by Guerlain
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L'Homme Idéal Cologne is a popular perfume by Guerlain for men and was released in 2015. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It was last marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
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Thierry Wasser

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGrapefruitGrapefruit
OrangeOrange
BergamotBergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesAlmondAlmond
NeroliNeroli
Base Notes Base NotesIndian vetiverIndian vetiver
White muskWhite musk

Ratings

Scent

8.0570 Ratings

Longevity

6.7497 Ratings

Sillage

6.4505 Ratings

Bottle

8.2520 Ratings

Value for money

8.3108 Ratings
Submitted by Freeestyler, last update on 29.08.2021.
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Hujo77
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Hujo77
Hujo77
Helpful Review    12  
Oragen- Almond Dream !!!
Guerlain has created with this fragrance a super beautiful unique summer fragrance that comes everywhere well and lets its wearer float through the summer.
The beginning of the fragrance is overwhelmingly fresh and tangy as if one makes a Oragenlimonade on and immediately holds under the nose and the carbonic acid drizzles in your face.
Followed by a sweetness creamy almond note this tangy beginning incredibly flattering and excellent rounds off. Dreamlike !!!

Conclusion:
Super nice fresh summer fragrance with solid H/S for a summer fragrance in order.
This fragrance shines most through its independence and thus stands out clearly from all the other summer fragrances.
Perfect for hot summer days or evenings in the white linen shirt with cocktail in hand.
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Elysium

493 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
Helpful Review    3  
What Makes a Man the Ideal Man?
Each culture has its own unique set of codes that determine essential and “what it means” to be a man. “The ideal Indian man is selfish and proud, for, in a world bound to a role defined by his caste, group, class, and family, this is what it means to be a man. The ideal man in China, on the other hand, is defined by the situations in which he finds himself: he observes, takes a position from others, and acts prudently and strategically to ensure that he does not attract undue attention to himself. In the United States, the ideal man is infused with a sense of righteous purpose that can be recognized through the American Constitution, the central importance of law and freedom, the civil rights movement, and so on - he is a man on a mission. who treats honestly; he is ready to act and accept the consequences. In the UK, the ideal man is individualistic and moderate: he protects his privacy and remains aloof in respect of kindness, good manners, and the rules of social commitment. It is difficult for him to relate to the bold assertiveness of Indian or American men, although with his friends he appreciates the opportunity for sarcastic jokes “—cit. Kantar Group and affiliates.

Having said that, what does Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Cologne consist of? Which stereotype of the ideal man was the famous French house inspired by? I came across this fragrance by accident. I was looking for another cologne, and I noticed this deal. The brand is not new to me, and I have had a few opportunities to try L’Homme Ideal and some of its flankers, and all of them are on my wish list. However, this Cologne flanker was unknown to me. Apart from the name that contains the word cologne, there is nothing like the classic hesperidated cologne. As soon as it comes into contact with my skin, it unfolds with a great blend of creamy nuttiness and citrus bitterness on one side and lovely sweetness on the other. There is a brilliant abundance of orange, bergamot, and grapefruit here. Not mentioned, I also have a morsel of spiciness, perhaps sparkling pink pepper., followed by a surprising touch of red, sanguine, passionate, bitter Campari. While not a clone, the opening reminds me of Allure Homme Édition Blanche Eau de Toilette Concentrée. The citrus is prominent at first, but I don’t find it piercing or annoying at all.

In the heart, the creaminess of the neroli mixes with the bitterness of the almond. You know, almond is the keynote presentation in the entire L’Homme Ideal line; the original and all flankers have this nutty note. The almond grows and grows in the heart and creates this creamy thickness that balances the citrus. And neroli brings floral and salty vibes. The main phase is all about creamy citrus and almond soap.

In drying, clean vetiver comes into play, and if you’ve gotten to read my past reviews, you know I love vetiver in all its facets. On my skin, this vetiver produces a kind of incense-like smoke, balsamic and smoky, which I don’t mind at all. I know there is no tobacco in the pyramid, but there is something about the mixture that seems to create a sweet, slightly smoky tobacco accord. The almond and orange blend is still pounding in the background and gives a sort of dustiness, creamier and less close to iris or violet. The soft musk enhances the feeling of laundry.

Homme Ideal Cologne is a fresher flanker than the original Ideal, of course. It retains the almond and tonka bean backbone of the original and refreshes the scent with plenty of citrus and neroli. It’s a bright, fresh aromatic scent with some creamy almond qualities. It is a great version that they should have never eliminated. As for the seasons, late spring, summer, and early autumn fit perfectly; it’s a daytime fragrance for casual wear and the office.

I based my review on a 50ml bottle I have owned since May 2021 (batch 7z01, production date 2017-12).

-Elysium
8.5
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8
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7
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8
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9
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HugoMontez

35 Reviews
HugoMontez
HugoMontez
Helpful Review    6  
The ideal cologne !
Guerlain is no longer the same house that it once was. Since 94, when the brand was acquired by LVMH, the fragrances started to take a different direction.

Truth to be told, they launched several great fragrances since that time (the Acqua Allegoria Pamplelune and Herba Fresca, the fantastic L'Instant de Guerlain or even Cuir Beluga) but the majority of their fragrances were just mass market impulses.

Since Jean Paul Guerlain left the house in 2010, and choose Thierry Wasser to replace him, Wasser is been working hard to keep the heritage of the brand alive and to bring some good ideas to the table. The Les Absolu D'Orient line is decent (Ambre Eternel is absolutely great and my favorite, by far) and Mon Guerlain is doing well but they needed a new masculine line. L'Homme ideal (2014).

The concept was to create a sweet-gourmand scent with a everlasting freshness, and the result was quite convincing. I like the tonka-guerlinade-amaretto accord of the fragrance but it lacks something in the overall idea. That's when the Cologne flanker appears.

This one took the original tonka-amaretto accord and added a juicy grapefruit note which lasts the entire lifetime of the fragrance. Not a usual thing. The beauty of this fragrance, at least for me, is that is a citric fragrance that actually lasts with the citric being in the front during the lifetime. Longlasting, super fresh and very alluring and even, should I say, sexy!

The result is quite fascinating. A grapefruit with an almond-ish impression and a vetiver-musk finale. Thierry Wasser improved the DNA of the original idea and he never reached the right tune again with the rest of the line. Unfortunately, and i don't know why, they discontinued this fragrance and replaced it with Cool, which is supposedly a minty version but fails completely.

The EDP is the one that is talked about but I never cared much. Basically a cherry-tonka version of the original. Good but not so masterfully done as the Cologne version.

Make me a favor and pick up a bottle (or two) of this fragrance because you will miss it when it disappear completely.

4/5
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MickeyRourke
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MickeyRourke
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Lady scent or kitchen soap
I had bought Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Cologne after a tip blind, the reviews here were also quite good. In my search for a provider I came across a curious offer. 191.00 EUR for 100ml at Kaufland...what the f...an April Fool's joke perhaps? I found it then, also by a tip for 30EUR, that could be pared with a blind mispurchase.

Now to the fragrance: in the opening of L'Homme Ideal Cologne, bergamot and grapefruit grin at each other and ally to a somewhat acidic and bitter duo, while the orange, on its own tries to tame these two. However, the feat is too great. Instead, it teams up with neroli and almond, resulting in a fruity floral and vanilla-sweet pairing. Vetiver awakens in the base and beckons to the grapefruit, hey, aren't we supposed to ally, but the grapefreuit rolls its eyes and wonders what the nonsense is all about. White Musk, standing in the corner until just now, ends up stumbling around clumsily.
None of this really sounds like teamwork. Instead, you get the feeling that everyone is fighting each other in little groups and don't know what they actually want. The opening is fresh, but also a bit bitter, bergamot and grapefruit are not such a nice team here. Together with the vetiver, they also make themselves negatively noticeable to me every now and then. For a refreshing cologne, everything is also too sweet.

It is what it is, my first bad purchase in a long time. Even if now and then a nice breeze passes me, it is not enough for the usual enthusiasm of late. After a long sniff, I would like to add, the fragrance even reminded me more of a women's fragrance a la "Guerlain Ideal Cologne pour Femme", but lacked any male association. What do I do with the bottle now? Maybe I'll give it to a lady.

But would I like to give a lady of all things the bottle, which reminds me in my own association of a vanilla, green orange-ginger-grapefruit kitchen soap?!
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Landshark321

191 Reviews
Landshark321
Landshark321
Helpful Review    4  
Interesting citrus blend with a nuanced, robust dry down
Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Cologne seems to have a great reputation in the community and largely lives up to it; it’s a nuanced, interesting, fresh variation on the original L’Homme Ideal EDT. The Cologne consists of a bright opening of mixed citruses (grapefruit, orange, bergamot) drying down to a mix of pink pepper, almond, white musk, and vetiver (in order of prominence, to my nose). It has a bit of a petitgrain vibe to in that there’s something hearty and starchy about it, a bit of a richness underlying the citrus top.

At retail pricing (I assume in the $70-100 range for 100ml), it was probably a little overpriced but it’s quite nice in the $50-or-lower range for a 100ml bottle, an interesting fresh cologne type but with some intrigue, not unlike a Dior Homme Cologne (not in terms of the scent itself, but in impact), in that respect, but certainly a little less bright and more grounded in the earthiness of the base.

Overall, it’s a nice blend and one I’d recommend if it can be obtained at a reasonable price. It performs fairly well but not above an average designer fresh/warm weather scent. It starts out bright and then dries down fairly quickly to a more balanced vibe between the lingering bright citrus top notes and slightly thicker heart/base. I’m definitely glad to have a bottle.

7 out of 10
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KimJong

63 Reviews
KimJong
KimJong
Helpful Review    8  
The scent of sadness and loss
When it comes to "balance," there were some of the best perfumes in history. Like Azzaro Pour Homme, Chanel Egoiste, Terre D'Hermes, Amouage Dia... Such perfumes are so sophisticated that it is not possible to explain the scent just by mentioning the listed notes. It is already one scent that is well combined in itself.

And I would say that L'Homme Ideal Cologne is one of them. Maybe it's not the best masterpiece made by Guerlain's house, but it is true that perfumes as elaborated as this are really rare. Unfortunately, this artwork has almost not gained people's love and is slowly fading away. We may regret losing Ideal Cologne in the not too distant future...
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A successful freshie for the cold days
Everybody had such a boy at school back then.... It was winter -3°C and this boy came nevertheless in short trousers to the school - mostly in addition some festival T shirt. The outfit was certainly inappropriate for the cold days of the year and thus he has always attracted attention and has polarized.

But this perfume from Guerlain is quite different. Grapefruit, bergamot ... that sounds yet a Freshie for the spring / summer. But in winter ?
YES!
This fragrance is perfect for all those who are looking for a fresh scent for the cold days of the year without being too contrasting or no friends of heavy or sweet fragrances but want to adapt your fragrance to the season or their outfit.
The almond (characteristic of this series of Guerlain) and the neroli round off the fragrance and remind me of a cozy winter punch in front of the fireplace. They fit perfectly with the top note.

This fragrance is very pleasing, does not antagonize and provocative yet it is very different from other fragrances. In a way, I find him very individual and I like that especially in this fragrance.
However, it is no longer produced so you should be quick if you still want to get a bottle
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Wolfgang1987

51 Reviews
Wolfgang1987
Wolfgang1987
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Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Cologne EDT
The Lemon opening reminds me off Cif or lemon fresh wet wipes. Its not an unpleasant smell. It's a bit too pungent and overly sharp for me. I like the vetiver and white Musk base. It's very clean cut. But unfortunately on the dry down. I dont like that nutty almond note mixed with the lemon it's quite sickly to me. Smells too much like something you would clean your toilet with. Scent 6/10 Sillage 6/10 Longevity 6 /10.
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Duftmeister
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Duftmeister
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Like fresh lemonade on the beach
Today I got my blind buy, you need enough beautiful fragrances for the warm season, so go :)

Sprayed on, confused, hungry, mood has risen....

Quite a new experience. Incomparable fragrance to date in the land of the all-knowing bergamot and / or pineapple.

Super fragrance for spring and summer. By the grapefruitge freshness my mood is really pushed up. Mega. A light almondy smoothness keeps discreetly I in the background and I'm going to sit in the sun and enjoy my new fresh companion. :)
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MrLawman

38 Reviews
MrLawman
MrLawman
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Guerlainasque
After having dived into niche perfumery for nearly a year, I can say that Guerlain has stunning offerings. I would call it Guerlainasque.

Some beginners may know Guerlain for their L'Homme Ideal line, like the one which this review is about but I would urge those people to explore their more exclusive offerings. Their L'Art & La Matière, for example, is stellar with beautiful, beautiful perfumes. Guerlain manages to take ''smooth'' to another level.

With that being said, I truely believe that Guerlain brings some Guerlainasque quality from their exclusive lines over to their more affordable, commonly known and lower threshold fragrances. Thats especially the case with Ideal Cologne.

Ideal Cologne is niche in quality and blending. The grapefruit and lemon are very realistic.

Talking about smoothness: the way the almond is used in this perfume really smoothens this fragrance out in order to provide a pleasant wearing experience.

Its mass appealing, easy to wear and more easy to love.

In other words: its Guerlainasque.
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Statements

WinandVWinandV 3 months ago
8
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Really liking the citrus-gourmand combination! This 1 is perfect for semi-hot weather whereas Dior Homme Cologne is my go to for hot weather
Lmr4j3ireLmr4j3ire 4 months ago
8.5
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5
Longevity
5
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8
Bottle
Citrus + almond + creamy sweetness. Fantastic summer fragrance. Too bad though that it quickly becomes skin scent and disappears soon after.
Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 5 months ago
8
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6
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7
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Almond and grapefruit that's what you get. Very good quality and similar to Allure Homme Blanche. Very classy summer scent
Cheech93Cheech93 5 months ago
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Lot of hype behind this one but it's pretty nice. I got a nice Lemon/almond scent with a smooth finish. Not amazing, but good. decent perfom
GreMuserGreMuser 12 months ago
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Almond + Grapefruit + Vetiver blended beautifully. To me it's totally unisex and a very unique fresh/summer scent with an unexpected twist.
TsoTso 1 year ago
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Ultra classy scent. Wearable any season, any occation. One of my all time favorites. When I heard it's discontinued I hoarded extra bottles.
BertolucciKBertolucciK 1 year ago
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Nice citrus in the opening but the best for me in L'Homme Ideal Cologne is the drydown with creamy almond and cozy musk. Performance is bad.
AmberScentAmberScent 3 years ago
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A lower concentration, keeping the signature almond note, but introducing more citrus, namely the fantastic grapefruit. A summer delight!
Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
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Summer Guerlains always fascinated me and this Ideal Man is no exception. I do recommend it over all the other Ideal Men EDP, EDT, whatever!
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DavidBrazDavidBraz 3 years ago
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Beautiful! Fresh citrus combined with almonds which give it elegance. Not great longevity but who cares when we`ve this quality for lower €
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